Headlines about Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Golub Capital BDC earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the investment management company an impact score of 45.754497352337 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- US Equities Close: S&P500 2,550.64 (+0.23%), DOW JONES 22,830.68 (+0.31%), NASDAQ 6,587.25 (+0.11%). (forextv.com)
- Golub Capital BDC, Inc. Schedules Release of Fiscal Year 2017 Fourth Quarter Results (finance.yahoo.com)
- BRIEF-Golub Capital BDC originated $128.9 mln in new middle-market investment commitments (GBDC) (markets.businessinsider.com)
- GOLUB CAPITAL BDC, INC. : Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K) (4-traders.com)
- Golub Capital BDC, Inc. Announces $128.9 Million In New Middle-Market Originations For Its Fiscal Year 2017 Fourth Quarter (finance.yahoo.com)
GBDC has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Golub Capital BDC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $20.00 price objective on Golub Capital BDC and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. BidaskClub upgraded Golub Capital BDC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. Finally, National Securities restated a “neutral” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on shares of Golub Capital BDC in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $19.88.
Shares of Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) opened at 18.90 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $18.66 and its 200-day moving average price is $19.44. Golub Capital BDC has a 12 month low of $17.34 and a 12 month high of $20.50.
Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) last released its earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The investment management company reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.03. Golub Capital BDC had a net margin of 53.62% and a return on equity of 7.86%. The business had revenue of $35.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $35.11 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.35 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 5.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Golub Capital BDC will post $1.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 6th were paid a $0.32 dividend. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 1st. Golub Capital BDC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 96.24%.
In other Golub Capital BDC news, Director William M. Iv Webster bought 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 1st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $18.46 per share, with a total value of $92,300.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 136,514 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,520,048.44. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.
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Golub Capital BDC Company Profile
Golub Capital BDC, Inc is an externally managed, non-diversified, closed-end, management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation by investing primarily in senior secured and one stop loans of the United States middle-market companies.
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